The Big match Interview: Playoff for the IV liga: PKS Radość vs Przyszłość Włochy

It’s been a season of discovery for little old me as I have struggled to understand the ins and outs of the Polish football league pyramid in the Warsaw area.  This has involved traipsing around Warsaw visiting many of the stadiums of lower league clubs, and keeping close tabs on 90minut.pl a wonderful source of information for […]

Polonia Warsaw: An emotional goodbye

What a week it has been for Polonia Warsaw and its fans.  On Tuesday the club was denied a licence to play in the Ekstraklasa for next season due to huge debts, a decision which means Polonia will fall down the Polish league structure.   From August Polonia will play in either the 4th, 5th or […]

Polonia in the Warsaw lower leagues: 5 reasons for optimism

It’s a very sad day to be a Polonia Warsaw fan.  The famous old club, whose history goes back to 1911, has been denied a licence to play in the Polish top-flight, the Ekstraklasa, next season due to the horrendous financial management of their owner Ireneusz Król.  As a result Polonia will fall down the […]

Polonia Warsaw: One big question mark

I’ve not written about Polonia for a long time.  Back in the autumn when they were winning game after game it was a lot easier to put digital pen to digital paper.  Polonia were playing great football, attacking menacingly down the wings and had two quality strikers in Łukasz Teodorczyk and Vladimir Dvalishvili to finish […]

A rather enjoyable day: Warsaw Klasa A III: Gwardia Warszawa 1 Walka Kosów 0

This weekend I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to get to Polonia’s game with Podbeskidzkie Bielsko Biała due to teaching commitments.  I still haven’t watched a Polonia victory live and it was thus sod’s law that they took the opportunity to record their first win in nine games.  To get my fix of live football I […]

Majówka

We’re slowly coming to the end of a long holiday weekend in Poland.  Each year Poles get both May 1 (International Worker’s day) and May 3 (Polish Constitution day) off from work.  On bad years one of these days will fall on the weekend and part of the holiday is lost.  This year was a good […]

A history of the Warsaw derby: Polonia Warsaw vs Legia Warsaw

On Saturday Polonia and Legia Warsaw will meet in the next instalment of the Warsaw derby at Polonia’s stadium Konwiktorska 6. In the last Warsaw derby in September Polonia came away from Legia’s Pepsi Arena with a creditable 1-1 draw. The match however was more notable for the actions of Legia fans who fought with […]